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Gubernatorial Candidates Debate in Springfield

September 29th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) -- The five candidates vying to become the next governor of Massachusetts came together in their first televised debate at City Stage in Springfield in a one hour debate Monday night. It comes the same day that a Western New...

Send-off Ceremony Held for Security Forces Heading to Southwest Asia

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September 29th, 2014
WESTFIELD, Mass (WGGB) -- A big send-off Monday for members of the 104th Fighter Wing at the Barnes National Guard Base as they're headed to southwest Asia. Families and friends gather at the base to send off loved ones. "It's only six...

Two More Blighted Properties Demolished in Springfield

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September 29th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Efforts continue to clear out eyesore properties in the City of Springfield. Monday, two more houses were demolished, utilizing funds from a community development block grant. Those two properties - 17 Adams...

Audit: Most Schools Follow Anti-Obesity Efforts

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September 29th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- A new audit has found that the vast majority of public schools in Massachusetts are complying with state regulations regarding school nutrition, physical education and measuring student body mass index. Monday's report from...

Patriots vs. Bills Game on Oct. 12 to Air on FOX 6

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September 29th, 2014
(WGGB) -- The October 12 game between the New England Patriots and Buffalo Bills will now air on FOX 6. The announcement Monday is part of a "cross-flex" agreement between FOX and CBS, whereby NFC games can be swapped to CBS and AFC games can...

Man Convicted for Berkshire Co. Triple-Murder Gets Life Sentence

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September 29th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) -- The third man to be convicted in a triple-murder in Berkshire County has been sentenced. Caius Veiovis, 34, was found guilty on three guilty counts of first degree murder, three counts of kidnapping, and three counts of...

Stewart Never Considered Retiring After Ward Death

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September 29th, 2014
by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart never considered retiring from racing following the death of Kevin Ward Jr. The three-time NASCAR champion talked with reporters Monday at his first news conference...

Celebrating National Coffee Day

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September 29th, 2014
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Today is a day to raise your coffee mug and celebrate National Coffee Day. A cup of Joe, Java, or your morning jolt. No matter what you call it, or even if you take it iced or hot, many can't get through...

Pediatricians Urge IUDs or Implants for Teen Girls

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September 29th, 2014
(AP Photo/Merck, File) by LINDSEY TANNER, AP Medical Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Teen girls who have sex should use IUDs or hormonal implants — long-acting birth control methods that are effective, safe and easy to use, the nation's most...

Toyota Recalls 690,000 Pickups to Fix Rear Springs

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September 29th, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — Toyota says it is recalling 690,000 Tacoma pickup trucks because the rear leaf springs could break, puncture the gas tank and cause a fire. The recall covers Tacoma Four-by-Four and Pre-Runner pickups from the 2005 through...

Keeping an Eye on the Financial Markets

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September 29th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The stock market has its ups and downs, and often with those changes, investors and traders wonder what might be the next best move for them. Brian Corridan from Corridan & Company in Chicopee joined ABC40's Tom...

Conn. Company Recalls Pet Food Over Salmonella Concerns

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September 29th, 2014
MANCHESTER, Conn. (WGGB) - Manchester, Conn.-based pet food company Bravo is recalling several products over concerns of salmonella contamination. There is risk to both pets and humans, as pets can become infected by eating the product, while...

Western New England Poll Shows Tight Race for Governor

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September 29th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A new poll from Western New England University finds the candidates for Massachusetts Governor in a dead heat. Republican Charlie Baker leads Democrat Martha Coakley by only one percentage point among likely...

Police Find Heroin, Young Boy in Car During Pittsfield Traffic Stop

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September 29th, 2014
(Photo Provided by Mass. State Police) PITTSFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- State Police say heroin and a young boy were found inside a car during a traffic stop last week in Pittsfield. Mass. State Police explain that last Wednesday, a trooper was on...

Jury Selection for Marathon Suspect’s Friend

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September 29th, 2014
(AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins, File) BOSTON (AP) -- Jury selection has begun in the trial of a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev who is accused of lying to authorities investigating the bombing. Robel Phillipos is...

State Trooper Helps Stop Car Theft from Along Route 5

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September 29th, 2014
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- An alert state trooper was able to intervene and help prevent a car from being stolen over the weekend. Mass. State Police say that around 1:45 a.m. Sunday, Sgt. Ronald Gibbons was traveling along Route 5...